Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot care is vitally important to preventing complications related to high blood sugar. Many people with diabetes develop circulatory problems, ulcers, or peripheral nerve damage, which in some cases can result in serious infection or amputation.
What are the symptoms of diabetic foot problems?
- Diabetic neuropathy can cause numbness or tingling in your fingers, toes, hands, and feet.
- Circulation problems in the feet that cause intense pain, even if the feet feel numb.
- Bacterial infections that become irritated or ulcerated
- Fungal toenails or yeast infections
When should I see a doctor?
It is recommended that all diabetics have an annual or semiannual foot exam. We provide comprehensive patient education for diabetic foot care, and both conservative and surgical treatment for diabetic infections, ulcers, and deformities.
What are my options for treatment?
While damaged nerves cannot be replaced, there are many ways to prevent additional damage and relieve your pain. Treatment options may include medication or regimens for daily care, which are tailored to each patient based on their specific condition.